Carer Supports

Caregiver or Carer for Family and/or Others

A family caregiver or carer is anyone who provides any type of physical and/or emotional care for an ill or disabled other, those in need of care, who may be suffering from a physical or mental illness, disability, substance use problems, or other conditions.

Members of The New School community who are caring for someone while attending school and/or working will benefit from connecting to information to help navigate the healthcare system, find resources to practice self-care, and flexibility to manage an often complex situation.

New School Resources

Other Caregiver Resources

  • Next Step in CareThis site has over 30 family caregiver guides.  There is also a list of resources –for New York, City and State.
  • Family Caregiver AllianceAlthough it’s based in San Francisco, there’s a lot of information that’s applicable anywhere.
  • AARP Caregiver Resource CenterHas telephone support and links to other resources
  • New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn – a monthly support group for caregivers of older adults, led by a licensed social worker, is offered in collaboration with Heights and Hills.  Call 718-780-5367 for more information.